Tell Congress: Stop Wasting Time on Divisive Symbolic Religious Issues

Tomorrow, yet again, Congress will vote on a resolution aimed at promoting state-sponsored religion.

H. CON. RES. 13, aims to reaffirm ‘‘In God We Trust’’ as the official motto of the United States and supports and encourages the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.

“In God We Trust” is already the official motto of the United States, and in raising this as an issue yet again, Republicans in the House are throwing a red herring to inflame culture wars and draw the focus off of fixing the economy.

The resolution, sponsored by Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA), does nothing more than waste precious time and money on symbolic religious issues that divide rather than unite Americans in a time of universal economic struggle.

With time being wasted on issues like this, it is no wonder the Congressional approval rate is at an all-time low. At a time when unemployment is at its highest point in decades, when American homes are being foreclosed at alarming rates, when Americans are crippled under the weight of student loan payments and millions of Americans are living pay check to pay check, members of Congress need to focus on the economy and stop trying to inflame culture wars.

Tell Congress to stop wasting the taxpayers’ time and money on “reaffirming” symbolic religious issues and get to the business that the American people elected them to do—getting Americans back to work and the economy back on track.